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Excellence Awards gala registration now open

By Laura Michaels, Franchise Times Corp.

Entries have been submitted, judges’ scores are in, and soon those gleaming award plaques will be presented during this year’s MMPA Excellence Awards gala on Thursday, November 10. Online registration for the magazine industry’s party of the year is now open at . In a few weeks, we’ll let you know if you’re among this year’s winners—although you’ll have to wait until the night of the…

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Get your silent auction donations in soon

By Liz Keener, EPG Media & Specialty Information

MMPA happy hour at the Growler

By Nicholas Upton, Franchise Times Corp.

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FinePrint September 22, 2016

Is your cover the best?

By Liz Keener, EPG Media & Specialty Information

Do you have a magazine cover published from July 2015 to June 2016 that’s still at the top of your mind? Did it knock the socks off your colleagues and readers? Make sure you enter it in the third annual People’s Choice Cover Contest at the Excellence Awards. Entry rules are simple: Print a full-size copy of your publication’s favorite magazine…

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FinePrint September 8, 2016

Member spotlight: Carrie Stafford

By Holly Eamon, MSP-C

Five years ago, Carrie Stafford was armed with a shiny, new marketing degree and ready to take on the industry. However, finding work as a new graduate was difficult, so when MSP Communications offered her a position in its circulation department, she jumped—and is thankful for the world of opportunity it opened. In 2015, Stafford was hired by…

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FinePrint September 8, 2016

Hear that silence? It’s the MMPA raising funds

By Liz Keener, EPG Media & Specialty Information

The silent auction area is one of the hot-spot gathering places at the annual MMPA Excellence Awards gala. Everyone wants to know what’s up for grabs, from tickets to exclusive events to gift cards or weekend getaways. And many are quick to throw in a bid to get their hands on these great gifts. However, the silent auction wouldn’t be possible…

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FinePrint September 8, 2016

Submit your best cover for People’s Choice Award

Liz Keener, EPG Media & Specialty Information

For two years, the People’s Choice Cover Contest has been a highlight of the MMPA Excellence Awards gala, so it’s returning for 2016. This is the only award that tallies votes during the Nov. 10 gala. All MMPA Excellence Awards participants may submit their best cover to be hung at the gala and voted on by attendees. The winner will be announced…

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